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Former Railway Carriage Shed

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanddeiniolen, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.15 / 53°9'0"N

Longitude: -4.172 / 4°10'19"W

OS Eastings: 254841

OS Northings: 363635

OS Grid: SH548636

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.5F0Z

Mapcode Global: WH54L.W2HY

Entry Name: Former Railway Carriage Shed

Listing Date: 4 November 1999

Last Amended: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22648

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated immediately adjacent to minor track/road from Pont-Rhythallt to Brynrefail on the course of the former Padarn 4ft (1.22m) Gauge Railway north of the Afon Seiont approximately 400m east of the

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Locality: Pont-Rhythallt

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Built in 1896 to serve as a carriage shed on the Padarn 4ft (1.22m) gauge railway, which opened in 1843 to transport slate from the Dinorwic Quarry to Port Dinorwic. The building was used as a store and to house donkeys at time of Survey.


Extremely long gable-ended rectangular structure approximately 130m in length. Roughly coursed rubblestone with buttered pointing to long sides; squared slabs to gable ends; slate roof. North long side has 5 widely spaced tall rectangular louvred openings with slate cills, 3 to centre immediately above doorways with pale brick dressings. East gable end has iron track for former tall sliding doors and date "1896" inscribed to slate slab above; present recessed steel doors in railway carriage entrance are C20; pedestrian door in west gable end.


Originally completely open interior with plastered walls and multi-trussed iron king-post roof with raking struts to timber single purlins and timber rafters has some concrete block partitioning (for housing animals) at each end.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an unusual and very well-preserved example of a late C19 4ft (1.22m) gauge railway carriage shed on the old Padarn Railway.

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